June 2, 2022

This month, the NECC community will join together to celebrate Pride Month, which is held annually in June. Pride is a month-long national celebration of the diversity and unity within the LGBTQIA+ community. People of all genders and sexual orientations continue to celebrate and commemorate the tremendous strides that the LGBTQIA+ community has made throughout history. Pride is held in June to honor the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969, which served as a catalyst for gay rights movements across the United States.

Pride represents a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. These celebrations foster community engagement and promote positive changes that strengthen visibility and inclusivity.

NECC hopes you’ll join us this month as we reflect upon, celebrate, and honor the LGBTQIA+ communities at NECC and beyond. In addition to attending one of the many local celebrations or educational events, you can support your fellow LGBTQIA+ coworkers by reading one or more of the following:

Learn About Pride Month

Intersectional Pride

What Does LGBTQIA+ Stand For?

Glossary of Terms

NECC is committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where all students, employees, families, and partners feel welcome, safe, and valued. NECC believes that fostering diversity and equity makes us a stronger, more successful community. To further its DEI mission, NECC established a DEI Task Force comprised of members representing every department and level within the organization. For more information on the NECC’s DEI Task Force, or for further information on how you can support your LGBTQIA+ colleagues not just this month, but throughout the year, contact [email protected].

Additional Resources:


Ask a Queer Chick by Lindsay King-Miller

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay

Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia

Speak Now by Kenji Yoshino

The Stonewall Reader anthology

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Tasty Pride cookbook

The Queer Advantage anthology

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Black on Both Sides by C. Riley Snorton


Kumu Hina

Boys Don’t Cry

The Danish Girl

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Laurence Anyways

Ma vie en Rose

Paris Is Burning

Pay it No Mind: Marsha P Johnson

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria 


A Gay and a NonGay

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox (specifically, episodes with Bernadette Smith, Jake Rostovsky, Steve Yacovelli, and Michael Bach)



Making Gay History


Still Processing

To L and Back